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noun congratulation pronunciation in British English /kənˌɡrætʃʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1

    congratulations

    [plural] mainly spoken used for telling someone that you are pleased about their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion

    'I've passed my driving test.' 'Congratulations!'

    That's great news – give her my congratulations.

    congratulation on:

    Congratulations on your 50th wedding anniversary.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] formal an expression of pleasure to someone for their success, good luck, or happiness on a special occasion

    We had thousands of letters of congratulation.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of congratulation

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